Volunteers Participate in the Annual Christmas Tree Coastal Restoration Project
Wednesday January 22, 2020 08:07 am - 1729 Views - Posted By Coastal Restoration and Preservation
On January 21, students from the University of Buffalo, along with BTNEP and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government's Coastal Recreation Department participated in the Annual Christmas Tree Coastal Restoration Project.
Residents of Terrebonne Parish were asked to place their Christmas trees in their normal garbage pickup area from January 6 to 10 to participate in this project. The Christmas trees collected were places into retention fences, also called cribs, that were constructed along the Intracoastal Waterway near the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge. Those trees provide an effective wave-break which can reduce the erosion of our fragile marshes. Furthermore, when set in place, the project is designed to allow the trees to work with natural wave action and act as a filter, collecting sediments behind the cribs in an effort to build new land.
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